Monday, January 28, 2013

The Honest Company - Family Essentials Box Review

I ordered a free trial from The Honest Company, just because I was curious to see what Jessica Alba's company was all about. The website tells their story well- the company was founded by parents who wanted eco-friendly, safe, and affordable products for their family. The products are non-toxic and beautifully packaged.


There are two options for a free trial: the Diapers Bundle or the Family Essentials Pack. I selected the Family Essentials Pack, and the included items are: shampoo, lotion, hand soap, laundry detergent, and body balm. The package arrived quickly, and the products inside were:

1. Shampoo: The first thing I did with this product was smell it. It smells like an Orange Julius, but very fresh and clean. It is supposedly tear-free, so I'll definitely try this on my boys. It is also plant based, organic, and uses essential oils and fruit extracts.

2. Lotion: This lotion was great. It has no scent to it, and it's not greasy. Organic, hypoallergenic and non-toxic. This is great for sensitive skin that may react to anything unnatural.

3. Hand soap: This product is biodegradable, all natural and made with organic lemongrass oil and grapeseed botanical extracts. This will be great to bring on our family camping trips!

4. Laundry detergent: This is a winner. You can use it on all of your laundry, including hand wash items. It is also biodegradable and hypoallergenic. I would like to see if using this regularly clears up one of our family member's skin issues...

5. Balm: This can be used as a diaper rash cream, or Dad's razor burns- according to The Honest Company. It contains organic essential oils and olive oil. This seems like a versatile item to keep in a family household, and I used it on my dry elbows- worked great!


As I mentioned above, I was happy with the products. The reason that I didn't sign up was the cost. I am already splurging on the Bluum monthly subscription box. A membership to The Honest Company Essentials Bundle costs $35.95/month. You can add up to 3 additional products each month at a 25% discount, and no additional shipping charge. For the other items available in this monthly bundle, options include: sunscreen, dish detergent, hand sanitizer, bubble bath, multi-surface cleaner, and stain remover.

The separate Diapers Bundle is $79.95/month. You can also combine the Diapers Bundle and the Essentials Bundle for $115.90 per month. And I have to say, the diapers from this company are absolutely adorable. They are plant-based, disposable diapers and they come in all kinds of cute patterns like: skulls, gingham, dinosaurs, pink stars, etc. I will keep these in mind for baby showers, because they are just so unique!


  1. This looks like a great box. Love your review.

  2. It is a great box. and thank you!

  3. I tried the diapers and had some issue (manufacturing flaws) but now I really want to try the bubble bath! I hear its great. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have not heard of the Honest Company until now, but who wouldn't be intrigued by that name? I love it. I also really like that Jessica Alba is not only speaking out about her passion for natural, safe products in the home, but using her influence to create a company that works to put her beliefs into action.

    The products look beautiful, but I can definitely understand why you didn't sign up for the monthly subscription box. $39.95/month is a commitment that I'm not sure I would make without a serious look at my bank account first.

  5. Thank you, holly. It does seem like a great company!

  6. Only 4 products for $35?! Psshh Bluum seems more worth it since you get more mommy stuff, toys, books, etc rather than just all household items

  7. Yes, well you sign up for what you want! So, if you are looking for eco-friendly household items- Honest Co. is the way to go. I'm looking more towards Bluum... :)